'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. g4 d5
Clock started on 12/20/2018
2. e3 Ng6 3. Be2 O-O 4. f4 e5 5. fxe5 Nxe5 6. O-O-O c5 7. d4 cxd4 8. Rxd4 Nb6 9. Nc3 Be6 10. Kb1 Nc6 11. Rd1 Qe7 12. Nb5 Rc8 13. Nd4 Nc4 14. Bxc4 Nxd4 15. exd4 dxc4 16. Qe4 Qc7 17. Ne3 Qf4 18. Qxf4 Bxf4 19. Nf5 Bxf5 20. gxf5 Bxh2 21. Rg2 Bc7 22. c3 Bd8 23. b3 Bf6 24. Kc2 Rfd8 25. bxc4 Rxc4 26. Kd3 b5 27. Bb2 h6 28. Re1 a5 29. Ba3 Rdc8 30. Bc5 R8xc5 31. Re8+ Kh7 32. dxc5 Rxc3+ 33. Ke4 Rxc5 34. Ra8 a4 35. Ra7 Re5+ 36. Kf4 Re7 37. Ra5 Rb7 38. Rc2 Bg5+ 39. Kg4 g6 40. Rb2 a3 41. Raxb5 Ra7 42. Rc2 Ra4+ 43. Kh3 Re4 44. fxg6+ Kxg6 45. Rb3 Be7 46. Rg2+ Kf5 47. Rf2+ Kg6 48. Rg3+ Bg5 49. Rxa3 f6 50. Ra8 Re3+ 51. Kg2 h5 52. Rg8+ Kh7 53. Rb8 h4 54. Rb3 Re1 55. Ra3 Kg6 56. Rf1 Re2+ 57. Kf3 Re8 58. Ra1 Kf5 59. Rb3 Rh8 60. Kg2 Kg4 61. Rb4+ Kf5 62. Kh3 Ra8 63. a4 Ra5 64. Rb5+ Rxb5 65. axb5 Ke6 66. Rd1
White win

Pieces are set up according to Chess960 rules, however unlike Fischer Random Chess, black and white have different starting positions.

1. Rules of the game

All Chess960 rules are in place, with one exception: black initial setup does not mirror white, it is independently randomly selected. Castling is allowed and works as in Chess960.

Because the initial position may give a significant advantage to one player, it is suggested that you play parallel games with colours reversed (you can select this option on the 'challenge' page).

Example initial position (one of ... plenty):



2. Hints

As it was already told, the initial position may give significant advantage to some player. For example while stronger player easily won this game being black, he had to work hard to secure draw in this one with white - surely in this setup black has more active and aggressive pieces.

Most of the advice shown on Chess960 page is valid, but one must be twice as careful, considering the fact that the pieces are assymetrically placed and both players have different problems and different opportunities.


3. Example games and maneouvres

Bishop steals the pawn - bishop capture looks suicidal at the first sight, but Qxc4 fails to cxd4. Interesting use of the rook initially placed on the c file.

Activate your pieces - white temporarily sacrifices the queen for two minors, to crush the opponent thanks to beautifully coordinated pieces.

More links to instructive/interesting Double Fischer Random games played on SchemingMind are welcome

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